Anthony Rose

Anthony Rose writes a column about wine for The Independent.

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2012 El Patito Feo Garnacha Graciano, Navarra

Anthony Rose: 'The Voyage' appealed not only to the palate but also to the soul

Occasionally, but not that often, a wine tasting comes along that not only appeals to the palate and the mind, but to the soul, too. So it was with 'The Voyage', a wine tasting showcasing quality Mediterranean growers' wines put on by the Theatre of Wine shops with importers Vino Nostro and Eclectic Wines.

Anthony Rose: 'UK wine drinkers have never had it so good'

In the unparalleled choice of wines available to us, we wine drinkers in the UK have never had it so good. First there were the classics, then came the New World, and Europe fought back with a step-change in quality from its outlying Mediterranean regions. Now there's a new New World of wine lapping at our shores.

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2012 Tesco Finest* Frappato, Sicily

Anthony Rose: 'I am full of admiration for New Zealand'

Confessing a general immunity to the hype normally generated by wine PR, I have to admit that New Zealand is the exception that proves the rule. At last month's overview of the 2013 vintage, I found myself full of admiration for this relatively small wine country, whose vineyard area covers a mere quarter of that occupied by Bordeaux. New Zealand's compact size, in conjunction with its maritime climate and zest for quality, has seen it become the first wine country whose average bottle price now exceeds £7.

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Anthony Rose: Veuve Clicquot has form in suing or threatening to sue minnows

Until recently, the name of Ciro Picariello would no more have been on the lips of wine lovers than the sparkling wine made by this obscure wine producer from near Naples.

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Anthony Rose: It would be surprising if Burgundy 2012 were uniformly great

Considerable volumes of wishful thinking and even more hot air have been expended on the 'wonderful' 2012 Burgundy vintage, currently on offer. Sparing you the hyperbole and cutting to the chase, Burgundy 2012 is a good vintage in which a handful of great wines have been made by a few exceptional growers. It is not a rising tide that raises all boats in the mould of 2005 or 2010.

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